[ros-users] New urdf_tools Package

David Lu!! davidvlu at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 19:46:08 UTC 2010

I've made a new version of the package as we discussed, but it looks
like there's already a joint_state_publisher package in the orocos
tools stack. Should I look for another name?


On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Wim Meeussen <meeussen at willowgarage.com> wrote:
>> Thank you for creating these tools!  I am sure they will come in handy in
>> lots of situations.
>> Might I suggest renaming joint_controller to joint_state_publisher or
>> fake_joint_state_publisher?  Also, is easy_state_publisher is a special case
>> of joint_controller?
> I really like the idea of the joint_state_publisher gui, it makes
> visualizing and debugging a urdf file much easier. This would even
> allow you to use rviz to debug a urdf file. This is something we
> should absorb into the robot_model stack (we'll have to look into the
> dependencies).
> For the easy_state_publisher, I'd think that if we give the new
> joint_state_publisher the ability to run without a gui, it would be
> possible to run it in combination with the current
> robot_state_publisher offers the same (and much more!) functionality.
> What do you think?
> Wim
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